Learn to Swim

The aim of the swimming lessons is to provide the swimmers with a multi-skilled approach to learning to swim. This means that the lessons will be varied and cover a range of stroke development and skill development practices suitable to the level of the swimmer.

The teaching process begins in the shallow end of the Deben Pool, where the swimmers learn water confidence and basic swimming movements with the assistance of helpers in the water.

Once the swimmers have gained this level of confidence, and the consistent ability to swim unaided in the water both on front and back for a distance of 10 metres, plus perform some required water skills, they progress up a group.

All four swimming strokes are taught through progressive practices, which become more involved as they work their way through the teaching groups.

Once they have completed their path through the teaching section, there are opportunities to progress within the different disciplines in the club.

For more information, please contact Tracey Houston.


Teaching Times

The teaching section hold their lessons at Deben Swimming Pool, Woodbridge.

Transition Squad on Wednesday evenings at 5.00pm (1 hour)

Stages 4 to 8 are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm and 6:30pm. (30 mins)

The pool is subdivided to suit each ability group.

Movement of swimmers from the teaching groups through to full squad training is done via the Junior squad.  The Junior squad swim one evening per week (wednesday) and further movement through the squad structure demands additional evening and some morning training sessions.


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